The shop like a fashion editor challenge is proving to be quite challenging. I've already gone over my $100 budget for the month. I'm so use to just buying without any thought process. When I see something I like I just buy it. Now, I have to make very wise decisions because I know I'm working with limited funds. Yesterday, I was all ready to hit up the Lord and Taylor shoe sale and I had to stop myself because I knew I would have left with more than one pair which could have blown my $400 budget. Instead I decided to think about the strategy I had for creating the spring wardrobe that I wanted. I was glad I had the power to stop myself.
This challenge is teaching me to be more particular when it comes to shopping. Being choosy about my purchases allows me to be creative with my wardrobe and infuse it with pieces that will make it unique as well as timeless. Having a plan is great too because it allows you to get the most out of the pieces you already own.
For March I wanted to incorporate trendy pieces as well as printed pieces. My eye is naturally drawn to leopard print and stripes so I figured the striped Faith 21 dress (sold out online) would go well with a cropped jacket and heels and the Loft floral print flutter sleeve dress is perfect for work and church. I'm looking forward to rocking the Norma Kamali leopard print sheath dress with a sleeveless draped vest and wide belt. City Chic's animal print harem pants fit very well and are a fun trendy piece to wear on the weekends. The Forever 21 leaf earrings and H&M straw fedora will be personal touches to other pieces in my wardrobe.
Check back on April 1st to see what looks and trends I will be looking to add.
Go HERE to read all about the Shop Like A Fashion Editor Challenge.